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All the Information You Need from the Counties we are Partnered With

National: Resources


​Youth Workers Association:
Website Link to the Youth Workers Association

​Australian Youth Affairs Council:
Website link to the National Youth Sector Peak Body; AYAC

Youth Affairs Council of Victoria:
Website link to the Youth Sector Peak Body in Victoria; YACVic.

Australian Youth Development Index 2016:
Report on the development of Australia's young people


Scope of Practice for Child and Youth Workers

 This lists the scope of practice as stated by the Council of Child and Youth Care Associations with regards to child and youth care practitioners. 


London Youth
Summary of key findings and information regarding Youth in London.


The Impact of Youth Work in Europe

Study of five european countries in comparison 


5th Space Ki Vidhi - Recipe of making friends:
The recent commotion around the idea of identity and the attempt to compartmentalize oneself in staunch beliefs, forces us to question the norms of the society we live in. Alfa Educational Society in Rajasthan has gone beyond all such boundaries of caste & creed by creating an all-inclusive space, a 5th Space in their community, setting an example of communal harmony for all of us.

Ocean in a Drop:
How do you design an intervention to get a young person interested in 'heavy' social issues? How do you walk the thin line between stirring the fish and letting it cook? Watch how facilitators take a deep dive into this ocean of you(th), and see what they discover.

SMILE: Changing the world within:
We want to change the world, but to what? Is it the world that needs to change or is it us? The SMILE Program established in 1986, a true model of 5th space has been actively advocating its principles, creating leaders who undergo a journey to find themselves and their space in the society. When you develop yourself, social development is just one of the many perks.

18 Until I Die:
The movie uses satirical animation to mount a strong critique against the current scenario of political ignorance in the youth which is encouraged by the elders. Weaving it through the thread of the ‘5th space’ idea, it attempts to make politics comprehensible as a 5th space - one that we co-own, co-lead, and co-design. The film takes fun seriously, and does so very sincerely, sending out a crucial message that fun and creativity are not enemies with seriousness. It re-appropriates the oft-heard rhetoric that ‘the youth is useless’ to scathingly assert that we are, in fact and effect, ‘used-less’. Are we also ‘using ourselves less’? Merits a watch and thought.

The Changelooms With.In programme was launched in partnership with UK government’s Department for International Development’s initiative Poorest Area Civil Society (PACS) programme and was a first-of-its-kind 10 months leadership journey with 100 passionate young changeloomers leading social action initiatives that address social inclusion in 6 states, including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Delhi NCR. 

Youth Taking Charge - A Changelooms Learning Leadership Journey Film:
A Changelooms Learning Leadership Journey.


National Youth Council of Ireland - Training Programme
Website Link to the National Youth Council of Ireland's Training Programme - 'Starting Out' 


 Professional Youth Workers Association in Jamaica

Excessive Systems and Structures

An opinion piece regarding how archaic processes and thinking affect youth work development​.




​Youth Work in Malaysia

A brief introduction on the state of youth work in Malaysia. ​

New Zealand

20ish Questions for 20ish Years
An article about ethics, containing an interview with John Harrington.


National Youth Work Competency Framework 

​​The Ministry of Social and Family Development and the National Council of Social Service jointly published the National Youth Work Competency Framework in 2017. It is meant as a key resource and national reference to guide recruitment needs and capability building in the youth work sector. 

Skills Framework for Social Service ​​

The Skills Framework is a guide to occupations and skills for the Singapore workforce to promote skills mastery and lifelong learning. It was jointly developed by SkillsFuture Singapore, Workforce Singapore, Ministry of Social and Family Development and National Council of Social Service, together with employers, industry associations, education and training providers and unions. 

Youth work is duly recognised as a legitimate profession and is significantly featured in this Skills Framework, embedded within the social service sector. 

The Skills Framework pertaining to Youth Work, drawing its basis on the previously launched National Youth Work Competency Framework, provides for a track for direct practice and another for management.  

South Africa

​South African Youth Workers Association Profile
The South African Youth Workers (SAYWA), is an inclusive body of youth workers, educators, and development practitioners that seeks to further the interests of the youth sector.

Sri Lanka

​Ocean In a Drop - Training Manual
Link to the Training Manual illustrating Youth Work in Sri Lanka

Report on "Role of A Youth Worker" Capacity Building Training Program

Special report on a training program conducted in October 2018 by the Professional Youth Workers Association. 


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